Basant Festival Lahore I?

Basant Festival Lahore

Originally uploaded by Rehan Fazal.

Seems like a few people have already celebrated Basant. No surprise though as there was so much confusion even a day before first speculated Basant date, which later on was changed to 12th March. I wonder why Basant this time seems a bit quiet; I could only see Coca Cola doing some Basant advertisement campaign. Where are others? Are we all subdued because of all EQ talk? I wonder.

More beautiful pictures from the same guy here and here.

3 Comments so far

  1. Pindpunjab (unregistered) on March 7th, 2006 @ 7:08 pm

    basant mubariq sabhi ko!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Jawad Habib (unregistered) on March 10th, 2006 @ 8:08 am

    Lahoris. We must celebrate basant. this is horrendous that assholes like maulvis, mullahs, and other idiots are trying to ban basant.

    some jackass from anti kite flying federation said that kites have “killed 180 people over the past few years”.

    now, isn’t it retarded to present that as a defence for banning Basant? 180 people dead in a few years. you know, a fucking terrorist attack by these conservative maulvis kills twice that many people in one day!

    so, please celebrate basant on the 11th and 12th of March like you have never celebrated it before.

    Basant Mubarak to All!!!!

  3. Imran (unregistered) on March 11th, 2006 @ 7:28 pm

    It seems to be a deplorable condition that our youth has become addicted to this festival that has no cultural linkage to Lahore or Pakistan. This was promoted during recent years by the nouveaux riches with a lot of easy money and the so-called culture lovers like Mr. Lashari, Mian Amir and similar ones. Due to the policies of these gentlemen and flow of money into a few pockets people have started forgetting to greet each others on their own religious and national festivals and adopted Basant and Valentine’s day that have origin in nothing concrete but only mythologies. I believe maulavis have not much to do with the ban but its the sensible citizens and those who have lost their loved ones just because the fanatics want to celebrate the zealotry. Those how want this festival and those who approached the court to lift the ban along with the court who lifted ban are responsible for the deaths of slain innocents. Shame on all of us.

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